Ladysmith Festival of Lights – Light-up

2013 – Thursday Nov. 28th, 2013 is the 26th anniversary Light-up for the Ladysmith Festival of Lights, when Ladysmith is transformed into a magical place of sparkling and twinkling holiday lights and decorations.

This is a fun filled day starting with an afternoon of food, craft and artisan fair, extending to evening parade, Santa turning on the Christmas lights and spectacular firework, a yearly event attracting over 20,000 visitors.

The Festival of Lights will last till the first Sunday in January.  This year, the lights extend beyond the traditional downtown core to include Coronation Mall.

For details and schedule of event, visit


2012 – The Ladysmith Festival of Lights – Light-up takes place on the last Thursday of November.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event, and will take place on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

This is a fun filled spectacular evening of festivities for the entire family, starting with the community spaghetti dinner and craft fair at 3:00 p.m.  Other activities include street entertainment, food concessions, Santa visits to light up Ladysmith, Kinsman Parade, and spectacular firework display.
For details and schedule of the event, visit

The Festival of Lights extends from the last Thursday in November to the first Sunday in January; during which Ladysmith comes alive with festive street decorations and shimmering lights in celebration of Christmas.

During the Light-Up ceremony on November 29th, there will be no parking along the highway, and 1st Avenue will be closed to traffic from 2:00 p.m. until light-up.  If needed, we can provide complimentary drop-off and pick-up for guests staying at our B&B for the night.

Ladysmith Festival of Lights - photo by Beachside Garden B&B

Christmas Light Display – Ladysmith Festival of Lights – 1

Ladysmith Festival of Lights - photo by Beachside Garden B&B, Vancouver Island

Christmas Light Display – Ladysmith Festival of Lights – 2

The Festival of Lights usually attracts thousands of visitors, many from out of town.  To  secure a room, please make your reservation early.

If you would like to make a reservation inquiry or require any more information, please contact us and we will get back to you quickly.
Warren & Verna

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